Vadim Vilchitsa, 32, Sacramento, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to 15 months in prison, and Yevgeniy Y. Zazhitskiy, 39, North Highlands, California, was sentenced to 20 months in prison. Restitution will be set at a hearing on January 29, 2014.
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Alberto Solaroli, 59, Jacksonville, Florida, a Canadian citizen, who was living and working in Jacksonville, Florida, has been indicted on charges that he borrowed $1.5 million via false pretenses from OneBanc in April 2007.
Michael Rory Woods, 44, Buffalo, New York, was charged by criminal complaint with making false statements on a loan application in order to secure a refinance mortgage.
John Carlisle, 49, New Haven, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein to the felony offense of making false statements and reports regarding mortgage loans and aiding and abetting in such conduct.
Brian Edwards, 50, Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 21 months imprisonment, 2 years supervised release and of $400,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to the felony offense of making false statement in connection with a mortgage loan and mortgage insurance.
Six borrowers were sentenced in Oregon by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken for their roles in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme.
James Cockinos, 58, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, a former mortgage broker and bank officer, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for his role in conspiring to commit bank fraud in order to secure a $1.48 million residential real estate loan.
Freddy Centeno, Brownsville, Texas, has been arrested following the return of two-count indictment alleging money laundering for a convicted drug trafficker and making false statements to federal agents.
Horacio Lomeli, a 12-year veteran Department of Public Safety Officer, and his wife, Carmen Lomeli, have been convicted by a jury on charges of conspiracy, money laundering, and theft related to Mrs. Lomeli’s embezzlement of over $175,000 from her employer Sierra Seed, LLP, based in Nogales, Arizona. Mrs. Lomeli also was convicted of mortgage fraud.
Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, both of Towaco, N.J., two stars of the Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” were charged in a conspiracy to defraud lenders and illegally obtain mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case,